Thinking and acting like a successful person doesn’t just automatically happen just because you have a prestigious degree from a fancy business school...there was a study conducted at Babson College, which is considered to be the #1 ranked school for entrepreneurs according to U S News and World Report. It was a study of graduates who went through their entrepreneur MBA program and 90% of them never did anything with their degree. It found that they actually went on to accept jobs with companies - working FOR SOMEONE ELSE!!
The study analyzed why 90% did not succeed in their own businesses and they found that they just did not even START...not only did they not even take the first step, but they took absolutely no steps to even launch.
When you take action of any kind, you inevitably get more ideas for more action, your confidence level begins to sky rocket and you get feedback where you can start to course correct - find out what works and what doesn’t. If you have an idea then ACT ON IT!!...take that first step to Do SOMETHING!! Why do people fail to take the first step? What stops them from starting?
I believe, inevitably, it comes down to fear...fear of failure, fear of what other people will say or think, fear of it being too challenging & difficult and fear of loss. It most likely stems from something that shaped our belief system much earlier in life - the disapproval of other people in our lives.
We have to train ourselves to think like successful people:
1. Fill Yourself with Positives
Surround yourself with positivity, from people to books, to courses, to affirmations. Keep feeding your mind and “tending your garden”! Food is to the body, what growing and learning is to the mind.
2. Look for the opportunity in every obstacle, the good (or “set up”) in every setback
Successful people look for the good in every problem, they ask themselves what can they learn, how can they be better..
3. Look for the Lesson
Develop the habit of always looking for the lesson...what can i learn so that growth can occur and this won’t happen again. Practice zero-based thinking and ask yourself: “If i was not doing what I am doing today, would i get into it today?”
Look for the opportunity in every obstacle and remember success doesn’t happen without failing first.